The Jersey Island Celebration sale of pedigree Jerseys at Exeter saw buyers travel from all over the UK to secure the opportunity of buying quality Island genetics.
Four of the Island’s leading breeders consigned an exceptional group of freshly calved and in-calf cows and heifers and it was the fresh milkers which met strong demand.
Top of the sale was 1,650gns for Prides Sultan Lotus a super second calver by Sultan bred by Paul Houze and consigned by La Ferme. She now joins the Rivermead Herd.
Not far behind at 1,600gns was Elite SJ Griffens Lynn Lady by Griffens Governor from the renowned Lady family from John and Sarah Le Feuvre’s excellent Elite herd. She sold to Graham Armitage of West Yorkshire who purchased 10.
Rob and Tom Perchard of La Ferme consigned an exceptional group of fresh calvers and sold others to 1,550gns for Ansom Action Bandangle by Forest Glen Avery Action, having calving in August she sold giving 30Kgs to Messrs WE Love and Son of Dorset.
Others from the same home sold to 1,400gns for Ansom Impuls Sybil a Q IMpuls daughter tracing back to Linden Hall Sybil, one of the most influential cows in Ansom’s breeding history. Also at 1,400gns was Day Dream 301 a Valleystream Julian daughter from John and Sarah Le Feuvre. She sold with a strong pedigree and was due in January to On Time, to Malcombe and Anne Huxtable for their Sowden Herd.
Ricky Leith sold the best of his consignment at 1,280gns for Chalet Exciting Mielle a second calver by Bridon Ecitation.
In-calf heifers met a more selective trade with buyers wanting instant return on their purchases. The best rose to 1,150gns twice for Paul Houze with in-calf heifers from his Prides herd. First to do it was Prides Exciting Brownie sired by Bridon Excitation she was due in December and sold to Roy and Christine Baily for their Abbotsley herd in Derbyshire. At the same money was a spring calving heifer from Paul, Prides Victorious Sybil by Prides Isis Victoir, she was due February onwards and sold to John Heath of Hull. The same buyer also made a sound purchase at 1,050gns for Elite Sultan Noblesse 3 from John and Sarah Le Feuvre, this super heifer by SHF Centurion Sultan won her class in the Island show in June and sold due in January to Reagan.
28 In Milk Cows & Heifers £1239
2 Dry Cows £1023
26 In Calf Heifers £837
5 Maiden Heifers £697